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These tools are suitable for beginners and hard-charging athletes alike

Since Mary Cain spoke out about the Nike Oregon Project in 2019, a growing wave of young runners have come forward with their own allegations of negligent coaching and toxic team cultures across the sport

The CEO of Thousand shares why she feels passionate about bike helmets

It’s easy—maybe a bit too easy—to believe that poor sleep leaves you more vulnerable to injury. But researchers aren’t so sure after all.

Changing hormone levels affect your tendons, ligaments, and muscles, and evidence is mounting that this can influence your chances of injury

Dialing in your nutrition when you’re on the couch can be hard, especially for an active person. Here’s what you need to know.

Some sports scientists believe that a measure called the "acute-to-chronic workload ratio" can predict your risk of injury. But critics aren't so sure.

Build your balance with this essential workout—no beam necessary

Follow this routine to keep your hips happy, reduce pain, improve athletic performance, and prevent further injury

Here are some tips to prevent your pup from suffering common trail-caused health conditions

Expert advice to help you recover fast, stay injury-free, and have fun in the mountains

Improve your range of motion, increase efficiency, and boost flexibility and balance with these five mobility moves

Make yourself more injury-proof by using these poses to increase your strength and flexibility

Cross-training is key for improving performance, recovery, and resilience, whether you're running on the road or on the trail

How witnessing a bad fall changed my perspective on climbing

Outdoor athletes suck at squatting. Here's how to fix your form.

And new research shows it may be one reason why women tear their ACLs more often than men

10 exercises to make you strong, fast, and explosive on the hill

What you need to treat blisters—and prevent them from happening in the first place

A thorough cooldown stretching routine is essential for injury prevention and helps speed up recovery after any workout

Ten exercises to improve strength, running economy, and resilience for the road or trail

Flexible, strong hamstrings are happy hamstrings

Warm-up exercises are essential for priming your body prior to any workout, especially running

A mysterious syndrome is leaving elite athletes lethargic, depressed, and unable to get out of bed

After a crash, skier Roy Tuscany created the foundation to support other athletes who'd suffered life-changing injuries

Connective tissue is notoriously slow to heal. New research suggests gelatin might help.

Data from the last world championships suggests you shouldn’t be concerned about your foot strike, no matter how you land

This technique might just revolutionize physical therapy

Once you've built adequate hip mobility, it's time to focus on strength

Hips don't lie. So if yours hurt, you should listen.

Laird Hamilton's rules for preventive maintenance

Doctors around the world have stopped prescribing underarm crutches to injured athletes. So why do we still use them in the U.S.?

Falls put 3,000 climbers a year in hospital, costing more than $20 million, according to a new study

Avery Shawler left her Idaho apartment one morning in 2016 to hike a prominent peak. But the day outing quickly took a turn for the worse, and Shawler would end up needing a lot of luck—and all her backcountry skills—to make it home alive.

A survey of backpackers' tactics on the 220-mile high-country route offers insights on what works and what doesn’t

While recovering from a terrible accident, the ultrarunner discovered a new part of her identity that went beyond her sport

Researchers explore the psychology of running injuries

The myth that running causes osteoarthritis and ruins your knees has long been debunked. But what if your joints are already ruined?

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